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CAPM OR PMP 11 months 2 weeks ago #14535

  • Harikrishnan Krishnakumar
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Dear Friends,
Am little bit confused of whether i take PMP exams or CAPM exams. I have a bachelor degree and 4 years of experience in project but i haven't worked as a project manager yet. So can anyone suggest me which course to prefer.

CAPM OR PMP 11 months 2 weeks ago #14536

  • Patrick Floris PhD PMP
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My advice would be to go for the PMP.

I had similar experience when I applied to do my PMP and considering the amount of preparation needed for both, you might as well go for PMP .

Capm requires a bit less preparation but it also experies after a few years and you need to do the test again.

PMP requires continuous development instead
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CAPM OR PMP 11 months 2 weeks ago #14538

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Thanking You for the best advice.

CAPM OR PMP 11 months 2 weeks ago #14539

  • Genevieve Pluviose, PMP
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If you have the required project hours definitely go for the PMP.

Good luck, whatever you decide!

CAPM OR PMP 11 months 2 weeks ago #14550

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My review of job postings for PM positions shows that many positions now require a PMP certification and many more note that it's "preferred" (i.e., not required but the employer desires it). This wasn't the case years ago, but times have definitely changed. This is largely what prompted me to pursue getting my PMP certification. Unless you are facing some impediment that is forcing you to go the CAPM route, I would definitely encourage you to work towards a PMP, instead.

Good luck to you!

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